The weather is nice; music is playing and it’s time to BBQ some chicken! In this episode of “Diabetes Bites” dietitian, Fiorella DiCarlo, shows you how to prepare your favorite delicious recipes in a way that’s healthy and diabetes-friendly.
Fiorella demonstrates how to make a low-fat, antioxidant-filled BBQ sauce paired with chicken thighs for lean protein. The chicken thighs will be slow-cooked to mimic the style and flavors of the traditional BBQ recipe you know and love. Because plain old chicken breasts can get boring quickly, Fiorella suggests using dark meat like drumsticks or thighs since these are juicier. Dark meat gives you great bang for your nutritional buck. Dark chicken meat has tons of protein along with iron and vitamin B12. For people managing diabetes, increasing protein intake is very beneficial, while lowering your carbs.